CVE-2012-4461

Published: 06 November 2012

The KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 3.6.9, when running on hosts that use qemu userspace without XSAVE, allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel OOPS) by using the KVM_SET_SREGS ioctl to set the X86_CR4_OSXSAVE bit in the guest cr4 register, then calling the KVM_RUN ioctl.

From the Ubuntu security team

Jon Howell reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel-based virtual machine) subsystem's handling of the XSAVE feature. On hosts, using qemu userspace, without the XSAVE feature an unprivileged local attacker could exploit this flaw to crash the system.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-16.19)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(3.11.0-12.19)
Patches:
Other: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.emulators.kvm.devel/100742
Introduced by 2acf923e38fb6a4ce0c57115decbb38d334902ac
Fixed by 6d1068b3a98519247d8ba4ec85cd40ac136dbdf9
linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-backport-maverick
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-backport-natty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-backport-oneiric
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(3.4.0-4.27)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.4.0-5.22])
linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.16.0-25.33~14.04.2])
linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.19.0-18.18~14.04.1])
linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [4.2.0-18.22~14.04.1])
linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-1013.19)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-13.29~14.04.1)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1012.12)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1002.2)
linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1003.3)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist